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An evil State

Gideon Levy writes op-ed pieces for Israel's Haaretz newspaper.   He takes no prisoners in his trenchant criticism of Israeli politicians and the country's policies, notably towards Israeli Arabs and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

In one of his latest columns he is no less severe in his criticism of his own country.    It is evil, he declares.   He concludes:

"A great many of the decisions of the occupation regime that decides the fates of individuals, families, communities, villages and cities cannot be explained without evil. The list is as long as the occupation. The extortion of sick people from Gaza to enlist them as collaborators, the blockades on cities and towns for weeks, the Gaza blockade, the demolition of homes – all evil.

Banal or not, its existence must be acknowledged and it must be recognized as one of the most influential values in Israel. Yes, there is an evil regime at work in Israel, and therefore it is an evil state."


Read the complete column "Stop living in denial, Israel is an evil state" here.


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